Hello...I am in search of some Trilux SUIT parts to repair some that I have here... I really need the giant curly spring that controls the lever/clamp which in turn holds the scope onto the mount...
Also could use some small springs and hooks that are missing on the couple Israeli ones (the British ones did not use them)
I see that someone was able to round up some new labels, is there a supplier for those ?
Thanks in advance for the help!
07-15-2012 10:31 AM
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I wouldn't mind betting that there are only a few people on this site who know what 'curly spring' you're referring to because it was a later modification to UK suit sight mounts. With regard to that spring and the others you mention, maybe you should add a picture of exactly what you mean and I bet you someone on this site will have encountered the same problem and found a fix.
What labels do you mean.......... the name label or the tritium power label?
Another small point is that when you mention that you have some to repair, it could give the impression that you're a dealer or a trader who's out to make a bew £££'s whereas if you were a one-off collector looking for a label or a serpentine spring, they'd be more inclined to help. Just my 2c's worth
I have multiple Trilux scopes acquired over the years and some of them have weak or broken springs that hold the lever/clamp... I am looking for a source for some new or good used ones. Either style is okay, the Brit type or the Israeli type serpentine/curly spring.... I attached a pic of the Israeli type spring. As for labels, I could use the large, side panel label (metallic square ones)
I also could use a few of the small 'hook with spring' that goes on the Israeli type scopes.
Last edited by dpr64; 07-22-2012 at 09:50 AM.
I'll see what's in my cupboard of bits and spares.
Questions about the L2A2 SUIT .
How would one repaint the main body ?
Any forum members got hold of replacement Tritium vials ? I got the LED gizmo and its quite frankly "not squaddy proof".
Is there a source for the Bore sight paper tatget ?
many thanks Gents,
The last tritium vials were made by Avimo and Saunders Roe in the early 80's or so. So given a 10 year life, any tritium light sources still out there will be about as dim as a Toc-H lamp by now.
Bodies were done in two ways. At unit and Field workshops they were touch painted in but at Base workshops they were stripped, degreased coated in an alloy type primer then painted in the usual Sunkorite spirit based paint but baked at a low temperature.
Unless I am wrong......, wasn't the boresight target just drawn onto plain white paper from the dimensions in the user handbook or Military Training pamphlet and used withy the rifle that was sat onto that strange locally made rest thing called the 'Warminster Rest'. I seem to remember also using a sub calibre barrel to ensure the correct collimation of the bore. A better (?) way that I used was to just de-primer a commercial cartridge case and use that.
The actual zeroing of the SUIT on the range was also a bit of a sham because the weak and flimsy sight mounting method to the cover effectively ensured that it'd never hold its zero in a month of Sundays - and they never did!
I found some on Ebay. They were not original, but much smaller. I dug out the original vial remains and the stuff holding it in. I used silicone calk and glued two replacement vials in. Fine amount of light and functional. I suspect that even a purist would only complain if he/she took the SUIT to pieces.
Originally Posted by frank carno
Ed reluctantly no longer in the Bitterroot
The opriginal vials weree held into the knob by plaster of paris as I recall. Just l;eave the knob in water and it'll soften enough for the vail to fall out, unbroken and safe
Can you give me the details of the SUIT vials on Ebay us0? I've looked but can't seem to find a category or title to loook under. Thanks
Peter had a look myself but think something like this would fit, Item No, 190641873593